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Rhetoric (Minor)

The Rhetoric minor helps you acquire the skills to understand and analyze the history, theory, and criticism of political discourse and public speaking.​

​Course Requirements

A minor in Rhetoric requires students to complete six courses (24 credits). To complete the minor, students must take:

Course Title Quarter Hours
CMN 103INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION4
CMN 104PUBLIC SPEAKING4
or CMNS 230 PERFORMANCE: COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY AND THE BODY
Select four of the following:16
CMNS 307
TOPICS IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION (Rhetoric Topics)
CMNS 308
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (Rhetoric Topics)
CMNS 321
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
CMNS 323
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
CMNS 324
CULTURE OF CONSUMPTION
CMNS 326
ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS AND RHETORIC
CMNS 328
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 329
PERSUASION
CMNS 365
ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION
CMNS 367
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
CMN 394
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP
CMN 395
COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP SPECIAL TOPICS

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